For Your Funny Friday Night at the Movies

Good news! Blogger has gotten over it’s flu bug and Allison and I are able to share blog posts with you again. But guess what? Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care!

That’s right, it’s Friday night and all day tomorrow will be spent at soccer fields and baseball diamonds (if it stays dry enough). Which means it’s time for some mindless entertainment that actually is kind of mindful. Galaxy Quest!

This film came out back in 1999 and is a parody of the original Star Trek series.

If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s funny. It’s clever. It’s got hilarious spoofs of Trekkie-like stuff, and a great cast that includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell. And did I mention Alan Rickman? Even the USCCB Film Office approves.

My favorite character is the one who provides plucky comic relief, which is almost everybody, and just what the doctor ordered. Have a look,

See? Unemployment, doubt, redemption, existential angst, heroics, space travel, comedy. Have fun with it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06195528409761980551 Anne

    One of my favorite all-time movies! Hilarious! I've seen it many times and never get bored with it! Love Alan Rickman!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Same here! Some of my favorite lines:Rickman to Allen: "I see you managed to get your shirt off."Rockwell: "Have you guys even watched the show?!"Weaver after the chompers: "Whoever wrote that scene should die!"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17618337853095903802 Jo Anne

    I'll have to watch the movie but you got me with "Jimmy Crack Corn"………brought back sweet memories of barefoot summer days growing up in South Carolina. :) thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14807873592896092136 Anthony S. Layne

    I've been wanting to see this for a long time … and you just got me up off my duff to get it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    @Anthony, Cool! I think you'll like it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattswaim M. Swaim

    By Grabthar's Hammer, this is a fantastic film!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Is that how that is spelled?! I was wonderin'. ;)


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